I have a few different reasons. First is for fun because Russian is different from the languages I have been exposed to thus far. Second is for literature because Russian is one of the best languages for it (and because I would like to compare the translations that exist for these stories, which are so vastly different! But I know it would take me a long time to reach reading level, especially for classics). Third is that I know some Russian people and it would be fun to use it with them. I don't think I would be learning it without any of these components. I'm actually not the greatest at motivating myself.
I try to study every day. I'm currently using three different apps/websites and I will soon have a couple of books at my disposal. Being able to use it in a practical way I haven't gotten to yet, but I'm working on it. Still very much a beginner.
I'm enjoying the Lingvist course very much, so good work and nice to see you around.